Lifestyle Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Dr Manpinder Sahota will be giving a talk on how to control Type 2 Diabetes via a low carbohydrate diet and exercise at the Clock Tower Pavilion in St Mary's Road on Tuesday 9th July at 2pm. Places are limited so please call/visit the Surgery to add your name to the list.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service
If you are experiencing difficulty with any of the care provided by Darent Valley Hospital then PALS are there to help.In our experience patients have found this invaluable when unable to speak to the team managing their care. This is a confidential service for people who would like information, help or wish to comment about any of the services provided by the hospital.
Darent Valley Hospital
Darenth Wood Road
Tel: 01322 428382
Mobile Phone Numbers
Please ensure we have your correct mobile number so we can send you text reminders and you can access the My GP App
Wednesday 19th June 2019
The Surgery will close at 12.30pm for staff training and re-open at 8am on Thursday 20th June 2019. In the event of a medical emergency please call NHS111.
Dr Joanna Waugh
Dr Waugh will be leaving the Surgery on Monday 1st April to work in a Practice closer to home. We would like to wish her all the best for the future.
Care Quality Commission
For our latest inspection report please see under Further Information
The Cedars Surgery is a Training Practice
In association with:
Kent Surrey & Sussex GP Deanery and Canterbury Christ Church University
Currently training under supervision:
Miss Khadija Mohamud, Physician Associate Student Year 1 (previous degree Medical Physiology)
Miss Gregoria Gati, Physician Associate Student Year 1 (previous degree Medical Physiology)
Trainees you may see at our surgery:
FY2 - These are fully qualified doctors who have worked at least one year as hospital doctors. They work under supervision.
ST1, ST2, ST3 - Doctors in specialist training in General Practice. The number next to ST indicates the year of training they are currently in.
PA - Physicians associates - This is a new and exciting role in the NHS.
Physician Associates are collaborative healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education, who work alongside doctors, GP's and surgeons providing medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.
If you see any of our trainees and have any concerns please speak to a member of the reception staff.
Your opinion is extremely valuable and we will often request feedback from patients regarding our trainees.
Many more GP appointments now available in Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley
We are delighted to announce that from 1st October 2018, you can book to be seen by a GP, nurse and other health professionals until 8pm Monday to Friday, and at weekends and bank holidays.
This is part of a national drive to improve access to GP services and give people the opportunity to see health professionals at a time that suits them.
The appointments won't always be at this surgery, but your notes will available to the GP, nurse or other health professional, providing you give your consent.
To find out more, and book one of these appointments, please contact us and speak to the receptionist, who will help you see the right person for your needs.
We will offer the new appointments routinely but please tell us if you particularly need a Saturday, Sunday or evening slot. We will also tell you where the appointment will be.
Please ring NHS111 as usual if you need medical assistance when we are closed and it cannot wait until we re-open.
This is the new app available to keep track of your repeat medications, nominate your preferred pharmacy and order your medication.
It is available from the App Store
Patient On-Line Services
If you would like to access on-line services please come in to reception with photo id and we will provide you with the details you require. Once you have completed the sign up process you will have access to your patient summary as well as being able to book and cancel appointments and order repeat medication.
You can now cancel your unwanted appointment by text messge on:
Include the date & time of the appt, who your appt is with and your initials and date of birth.
Please do not use this number for anything else.
Flu season is fast approaching and we are booking appointments for flu jabs. Come and support your local GP Practice. Have your flu jab here. Qualified nurses and doctors are on site during clinic sessions, with access to your medical records.
TELEPHONE CALL RECORDING
We record all incoming and outgoing telephone calls for training and monitoring purposes.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
HEALTH HELP NOW
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See under Further Information to the right of this page
Worried about someone you know?
We will shortly be using a text messaging service to remind patients of their appointments and to invite them to book for various clinics. Please make sure that we have your correct mobile number. If you wish to opt out of this service please do so at Reception.
Online Access to Medical Records
From 31st March 2015 patients will be able to access their online Patient Summery data as well as book appointments and order repeat prescriptions. Sign up at Reception (you will need photo id). If you are already signed up to online services you will be required to provide photo id to access the new service.
When did you last have your blood pressure checked? Come in to the surgery and use the BP machine (ask at Reception). If you have your own BP monitor please bring in your readings so we can update your records.
Patient Participation Group
If you would be interested in joining our PPG please click on the link on the right hand side of this page or ask in the Surgery.
We have a number of trained Dementia Friends at the Surgery
See the Dementia Diary produced by the Swanley Dementia Friendly Community Forum
24hr Dementia Helpline: 0800 500 3014
HEALTH HELP NOW
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Health Help Now News
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 12/06/2019)